SALE – 30% Off Dresses & Suits – Ends Saturday

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Time for a Sale

Sales starts Wednesday. Dresses, skirt suits, pantsuits — all are 30% off through Saturday, May 20th.

Includes items already marked for clearance. You enjoy big savings. I get to go shopping for new ones!

A good sale is the perfect reason for getting out and embracing or enduring this crazy, undecided spring weather. It’s retail therapy at a steep discount.

Sizes range from XS to XXL and come in a variety of styles from casual to formal. As always at reFresh, everything is in like-new condition and cleaned.

 

January 17th. What’s New at reFresh Boutique Today?

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reFresh Boutique Adds New Items Daily

There is far more to see and certainly more variety in prices, colors and sizes. Pop in to reFresh Boutique and check out the new additions.

When thinking of the quality of reFresh inventory, think “Macy’s and above”. Items are in near or like-new condition and freshly laundered. We endeavor to create a unique full-service boutique environment for your enjoyment. You may be shopping resale, but feel like you’re at Nordstrom’s.

Watch for our new Personal Shopper service coming soon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

January 16th. What’s New at reFresh Boutique Today?

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reFresh Boutique Adds New Items Daily

There is far more to see and certainly more variety in prices, colors and sizes. Pop in to reFresh Boutique and check out the new additions.

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When thinking of the quality of reFresh inventory, think “Macy’s and above”. Items are in near or like-new condition and freshly laundered. We endeavor to create a unique full-service boutique environment for your enjoyment. You may be shopping resale, but feel like you’re at Nordstrom’s.

Watch for our new Personal Shopper service coming soon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

January 14th. What’s New at reFresh Boutique Today?

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reFresh Boutique Adds New Items Daily

There is far more to see and certainly more variety in prices, colors and sizes. Pop in to reFresh Boutique and check out the new additions.

When thinking of the quality of reFresh inventory, think “Macy’s and above”. Items are in near- or like-new condition and freshly laundered. We endeavor to create a unique full-service boutique environment for your enjoyment. You may be shopping resale, but feel like you’re at Nordstrom’s.

Watch for our new Personal Shopper service coming soon.

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What’s New at reFresh Boutique Today?

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Over 250 new items on the reFresh Boutique floor since January 1st

Now that’s a happy start to the new year. Even more exciting is that there are a large number of really beautiful pieces — far too many to ever photograph and present. So, I’ll go with a select few of my favorites. Sadly the photos don’t do any of these gorgeous, like-new pieces justice. There is far more to see and certainly more variety in prices, colors and sizes than the surprisingly Earth-toned colors I seem to have collected below. You should see my closet.

Pop in to reFresh Boutique and check out the new additions. I’ll be adding more pictures.

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Embellished Beaded Vest by Faith, Size Small, $52.50

Nearly 100 New Women’s Clothing Items Added in the Past Two Days

Women's Clothing with Style

Women’s Clothing in Sizes Most of us Wear

We recently received a gorgeous collection in sizes 14 – 1X that includes party/evening dresses as well as casual tops, skirts, jackets and pants. These gowns above are just an sample.

It’s always fun to get in a supply of beautiful women’s clothing at reFresh Boutique. The flurry to sort, clean, steam and price is a Zen process for me. I am a tactile person and embrace colors and their effect upon us — blue and greens and the calmness they imbue, reds and oranges for their warmth and energy. You’ll find a wide array of colors and styles in a range of sizes from 0 – 3X.

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BCBG MaxAzria Navy & Fuschia Wrap Dress – Size Small – Like New

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Wrap yourself up in silky elegance with this geometric patterned wrap dress by BCBG MaxAzria. Knee length and long sleeves give you the coverage you want. Contrast in navy blue at shoulder and hem. Slight gathering at the point where the wrap ties. Easy to wear and easy to care for.

FABRIC:  93% Polyester, 7% Spandex

CARE: Machine wash, cold, gentle cycle. Hang to dry. Cool iron if needed or stam.

MANUFACTURED IN: China

MEASUREMENTS

Chest: 34″

Shoulder: 16″

Waist: 32″

Hips: 38″

Length (From back neckline.): 41″

Sleeve Length: 21″

Note: Measurements are exact and do not account for ease. For example: if a jacket has a chest measurement of 40″, your chest measurement should be around 38″ to allow for proper fit and ease of movement. Length measurements, such as sleeve length and length of garment do not require adjustments for ease.

Note:  Colors. Monitors vary widely, so there may be some variation in color. The color is best noted in the description. 

Quality: All reFresh Boutique products are carefully curated for quality and condition. However, used clothing is not new clothing. We classify the clothing three different ways.

  • Like New/With Tags:  Tags remain on the clothing and to our knowledge have not been worn.
  • Like New:  Tags are not present, but the garment appears to be in excellent condition with no visible signs of wear.
  • Gently Used: Garment is in very good condition: stain free, hole-free, buttons and zippers in working order. With proper care, the garment has a long useful life ahead of it.

Price Comparison: Based upon a percentage of original retail.

BCBG MaxAzria Gold Cocktail Dress – Size 6 – Gently Used

Cocktail Dress by BCBG MaxAzria

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Perfectly golden. Perfectly you. BCBG MaxAzria is quality and style you can count on. The dress is shot through with golden metallic threads that lend it that festive quality you want for special occasions.

Petite Sophisticate Black Jeweled Cocktail Dress – Size 0 – Gently Used

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Petite Sophisticate Black Jeweled Cocktail Dress

Knee length, sleeveless with a v-neckline, studded with beads. Beading also on the back neckline. The nipped-in waistline accentuates a woman’s figure. The quintessential little black dress.


Chest: 32″

Shoulder: 13″

Waist: 28″

Hips: 34″

Length (From back neckline.): 34″

Sleeve Length: N/A”

Note: Measurements are exact and do not account for ease. For example: if a jacket has a chest measurement of 40″, your chest measurement should be around 38″ to allow for proper fit and ease of movement. Length measurements, such as sleeve length and length of garment do not require adjustments for ease.


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Weeknight Dinner Crunch Got You Down – Dinner in the Mail May be the Answer

Scott and I both work long hours and getting a healthy meal on the table at night was becoming a major stressor in our lives. It’s not just the actual cooking of the meal, there is also the menu planning, shopping and storing. The end of a long day might find us picking up fast food as we we are just too tired to contemplate preparing an as-yet-unidentified meal. Those three fast food meals a week quickly added up to about $45 a week — not to mention the food we threw out at home because it had gone uneaten. Said food might sit in the fridge until it had an adequate fur coat on it to assuage our guilt. After all, we were “cleaning the fridge” not tossing out wasted food.

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One day I received an offer of $40 off a food box from Hello Fresh. I did a bit of research before placing my order. I read reviews and looked at their menus. I was delighted to find they use only organic produce; humanely raised, grain-/grass-fed animals and fresh-caught fish and seafood.

It’s been about three months now. At first Scott was reluctant because he felt it was expensive ($86 for five meals). I was willing to pay a bit more for the convenience, but in time we realized that we were only visiting the grocery store two to three times a month for health & beauty and paper products. This was a huge savings as there were far fewer impulse buys. Additionally, we rarely throw food away, which means we are no longer throwing cold, hard cash into the garbage bin.We simply add tofu and oatmeal for breakfast, and soup and fresh-baked bread from our bread machine for lunch.

Another plus is that we are eating far more healthfully. The menus are calorie controlled, most in the 600-700 range, which is not bad for the main meal. We are eating more fruits and vegetables. The recipes are easy to follow and take at the most 30-40 minutes from start to finish. And now, we even take turns in the kitchen. So every other day one of us has a night off.

Our favorite feature is that we are eating different food every night. We had fallen into a dinner rut, which was at least in part responsible for our forays to the quickie food stops on the way home–albeit also boring. We are trying new herbs and spices, learning how to use vegetables and grains to fill us up while keeping calories down. We experiment with new grains — some we had not heard of prior to. These are lessons that will stay with us even if we decide to terminate our Hello Fresh plan — gods forbid.

If you’ve held back assuming you might go hungry on one of these fresh boxed dinner offerings, let me put your mind at rest. The meals are tasty, attractive and satisfying. Sometimes we have to do a double take at just how large servings are. Plans are for two- and four-member families and you can choose from either three meals a week or five.

Hello Fresh is just one of many companies offering boxed dinner options, and just happens to be the one we chose. A little homework will guide you to a program that is right for you.

 


The Girlfriend Corner is a little corner of the reFresh Boutique blog where I share things I like or that make my life easier. I’d love to hear from you about things you’ve discovered and would like to share.